MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry will still make millions thanks to their “global reach” despite the Queen forcing them to drop their SussexRoyal branding, it was claimed today.
The 93-year-old monarch ordered the couple to stop using the Sussex Royal label – despite the couple spending thousands of pounds on their new brand after quitting the Family.
But royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams today said the couple’s contacts in the celebrity world would help them quickly become a success.
He told The Sun Online: “Even though rebranding will be costly, they will be in demand like no other couple.
“The contacts that they have – whether it’s Jennifer Lopez, the Clooneys, Oprah – all of this with the possibilities of speaking engagements, once they get started, they will be among the world’s most high profile individuals.”
It has previously been suggested the couple could quickly bring in millions from lucrative commercial deals and even rake in £385,000 for one speech.
And Mr Fitzwilliams said it was likely the couple would still cling to their Sussex titles in the future, even without the word ‘Royal’ in their brand.
He said: “At the end of the day be under no illusion – whatever brand they use, whatever name, it will have global reach.”
The Duke and Duchess had been busy putting the Sussex Royal stamp on a number of items from pencils to socks since June as they move towards becoming “financially independent”.
They also launched a new website, which went live to coincide with their bombshell revelation.
Harry and Meghan will now have to find a new brand after lengthy talks with the Queen and senior officials means the couple can reportedly no longer use the Sussex Royal name.
But Mr Fitzwilliams added the Queen had “absolutely no option” when it came to allowing them to keep the Royal tag for their new life.
He said: “Imagine if anybody could use the word royal – it would be all over the place. You can’t have that and therefore there are laws governing this.”
The Queen was forced to call grandson Prince Harry to Sandringham for crunch talks after he and Meghan Markle released the news they were stepping down as royals earlier this year.
And it had previously been claimed the couple had made the bombshell announcement without fully consulting the Queen or Prince Charles.
Mr Fitzwilliams said today’s claims about the future of the Sussex Royal brand reinforced the speculation Harry and Meghan had jumped the gun as their bombshell announcement that they were moving to Canada.
He told The Sun Online: “The whole thing was based on believing that what they wanted would happen, as opposed to waiting to see what did happen.
“They assumed they would have be half in half out because they thought what they said in their statement was going to be a fact.
“What they should have done was wait, no need to set up an early website – see what was actually arranged as opposed to expecting what would happen.”
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